John Terilla

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Given a differential Batalin-Vilkovisky algebra (V,Q,∆, ·), the associated odd differential graded Lie algebra L := (V,Q + ∆, [ , ]) is always smooth formal. The more interesting consideration is whether the quantum dgLa L~ := (V [[~]],Q+ ~∆, [ , ]) is smooth formal. When it is (for example when a Q-∆ version of the ∂-∂ Lemma holds) there is a(More)
This is the first of two papers that introduce a deformation theoretic framework to explain and broaden a link between homotopy algebra and probability theory. In this paper, cumulants are proved to coincide with morphisms of homotopy algebras. The sequel paper outlines how the framework presented here can assist in the development of homotopy probability(More)
Shannon’s fundamental coding theorems relate classical information theory to thermodynamics. More recent theoretical work has been successful in relating quantum information theory to thermodynamics. For example, Schumacher proved a quantum version of Shannon’s 1948 classical noiseless coding theorem. In this note, we extend the connection between quantum(More)
We introduce the concept of a quantum background and a functor QFT. In the case that the QFT moduli space is smooth formal, we construct a flat quantum superconnection on a bundle over QFT which defines algebraic structures relevant to correlation functions in quantum field theory. We go further and identify chain level generalizations of correlation(More)
We describe a step toward quantizing deformation theory. The L∞ operad is encoded in a Hochschild cocyle ◦1 in a simple universal algebra (P, ◦0). This Hochschild cocyle can be extended naturally to a star product ⋆ = ◦0+~◦1+~ 2 ◦2+ · · · . The algebraic structure encoded in ⋆ is the properad Ω(coFrob) which, conjecturally, controls a quantization of(More)
This is the first of two papers that introduce a deformation theoretic framework to explain and broaden a link between homotopy algebra and probability theory. In this paper, cumulants are proved to coincide with morphisms of homotopy algebras. The sequel paper outlines how the framework presented here can assist in the development of homotopy probability(More)